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University of Cambridge
Leverhulme Centre for Human Evolutionary Studies
(Established 2001)
Educational Program
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Director: Primatology: William C. McGrew, Prof. of Evolutionary Primatology
Phone: 44 1223 764706   Fax: 44 1223 764710   E-Mail:
Fitzwilliam Street, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire CB21QH UNITED KINGDOM
Department: Biological Anthropology
Institution: University of Cambridge
Affiliations: PrIME (Dr. Leslie Knapp)

Mission: LCHES is an inter-disciplinary research centre whose core interest in human evolution integrates primatology, osteology, archaeology, comparative functional morphology, genetics, evolutionary biology, and palaeo-anthropology.

Principal Research Programs: Primatology: Ethological and ecological study of wild or zoo primates, especially African apes, with emphasis on elementary technology, culture, manual laterality, diet, soci-ecology, ranging and foraging, personality

Training Opportunities: Undergraduate B.A. in Biological Anthropology, M.Phil. in Human Evolutionary Studies (with option of specialising in primatology), Ph.D. in Biological Anthropology, Post-doctoral research/fellowships (on ad hoc basis)

Financial Aid: NERC Studentships (UK), Gates Scholarships (worldwide), Cambridge International Student Scholarships (worldwide), Cambridge Trusts (Europe)

Number of Staff: 5 full-time senior academic staff

Associated Field Sites: Bossou, Diecke and Nimba, Guinea, in collaboration with Tetsuro Matsuzawa, Kyoto University Primate Research Institute; Fongoli, Senegal, in collaboration with Jill Pruetz, Iowa State University; Semliki, Uganda, in collaboration with Kevin Hunt, Indiana University; Kanyawara (Kibale), Uganda, in collaboration with Richard Wrangham, Harvard University

Last Updated: 2009-11-25

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